Graphic Design

Graphic design for print and digital. Ads, bookmarks, business cards, brochures. Photos, illustration, composites.

Color hand-drawn map of Kyushu, ancient Japan, illustrated by Laura Lis Scott as designed by Laura Lis Scott.

Case Study: Maps of Heian Japan

Custom illustrated maps are a staple of fantasy epics, so it was a joy to be able to create them for Katherine M. Lawrence’s Yamabuki books about a woman samurai in Heian Japan. The current version of the maps are somewhat geographically accurate. Japan had specific measures of lengths and distances, but for the most …

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Page showing custom illustration from 10 Common Mistakes Financial Advisors Make, by Howard Lashner

10 Common Mistakes Financial Advisors Make

This book by Howard Lashner contains several types of sections set apart with differently styled headings. Each chapter begins with a full spread. 10 Common Mistakes Financial Advisors Make, & Simple Ideas to Avoid Them, by Howard Lashner.

Cover image of golden flowers and the title text, with yellow jackets crawling on everything, designed by Laura Lis Scott as designed by Laura Lis Scott.

Mabel and the Yellow Jackets

As a writer and indie publisher, I decided to experiment with publishing a short story as an ebook. “Mabel and the Yellow Jackets” doesn’t fit with my primary writing focus, which is science fiction, so it seemed like an ideal candidate. This is the latest cover design for this short story about a woman coping …

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Logo with the letters C I S, with a circle over the I comprising three open half-circles as designed by Laura Lis Scott.

Miscellaneous logo design

Over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to design several logos. While never my primary focus, it’s a process that I do enjoy. These are a few examples. Stanford Center for Internet and Society When I migrated their old website built on crusty code to a new platform and design, this program of the Stanford …

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A circle representing an iteration, with rectangular features passing through to become gold discs representing deployed features as designed by Laura Lis Scott.

Agile Graphics

Agile software development can be hard to grasp at first. I designed these graphics to help illustrate the concept for clients.

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